The Dark Arts Are Coming to the Studio Tour for Halloween!
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter always puts on a good special feature for special occasions – such as the recent Sweets and Treats feature and the September film screenings. This Halloween is no exception – the Studio Tour is promising a spooky Dark Arts special.
The Studio Tour will host a special two-week Dark Arts feature this October, running between Friday, October 16 and Sunday, November 1. During the two weeks, visitors to the studios will be able to
try their duelling techniques against a Death Eater after learning wand combat moves in an interactive experience created by Paul Harris. Paul developed the battle scenes involving You-Know-Who’s henchmen in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is the world’s only wand combat choreographer.
Wand making demonstrations will also take place, and lurking in Diagon Alley there will be
Death Eaters in the shadows of the wizarding shopping street while, elsewhere in the attraction, dark props from sinister antique shop Borgin and Burkes will be showcased, including the Vanishing Cabinet (the Death Eaters’ secret entrance to Hogwarts) and the Hand of Glory (a gnarled artefact that gives light only to the holder).
There will be plenty of other spooky things going on around the tour, from Dementors on Platform 9 3/4 to ghosts in the Great Hall, where all the tables will be set for a delicious Halloween feast. You will be able to find out how the Dementors were brought to life, alongside many other filmmaking secrets.
For more details, check out the press release below. Admission to special features is included in normal ticket prices, which must be pre-booked online. You can read our review of the opening of the permanent Dark Arts section here, which will give a glimpse of what to expect this coming Halloween!
Are you planning on attending the Dark Arts feature this half term? Let us know in the comments!